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Welcome to 2710 Scott Street
Welcome to 2710 Scott Street, an exquisite turn-of-the-century home with a rare architecturally significant pedigree in San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhood. This noteworthy home, designed by renowned Arts and Crafts architect Ernest Coxhead and completed in 1893, is an early example of the architectural style that made Coxhead famous, later known as the Bay Area Shingle Style. This extensively renovated and updated home is one of the city's prime examples of the eminent architect’s legacy.
The 4,235-square-foot family residence showcases such period details as intricate natural wood detailing throughout, ornate moldings, walls of light-filled windows, beautifully crafted bookshelves, beamed ceilings, a stunning central staircase, four generous bedrooms, three and a half baths, a kitchen that was fully renovated in the early 2000's, three wood-burning fireplaces, and dramatic Bay views from both the primary suite and terrace, as well as from the large penthouse suite that features both a luxurious media room and bedroom.
During the past 30-plus years of ownership, the home has undergone two extensive renovations, updating the traditional structure to every modern-day need, including significant upgrades led by Sandy Walker and Ryan and Associates that include a new foundation and systems, an elevator discreetly placed to serve all floors, a renovated kitchen and bathrooms, new windows throughout, the addition of a large home office, additional storage and a wine cellar, a sensational third-story penthouse suite, a second kitchen, and a lovely deck off of the dining room that is perfect for enjoying the beautifully landscaped grounds and private garden. This home has been lovingly maintained to preserve its distinguished provenance while thoughtfully updating it to surpass today's standards and needs.
2710 Scott is known to architectural historians as the Murdoch House. At its inception, it represented the height of modernity and a reaction to the prevailing small room style of Victorians of the time. Nearly 130 years later, it stands as a testament to timeless design, ready for the next steward to put new generation’s stamp on this important piece of San Francisco history.
Living in Pacific Heights provides an opportunity to rub elbows with some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players. PayPal founder Peter Theil, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and Apple designer Jonathan Ive have all made their homes in what is considered the most expensive neighborhood in the United States. Palatial highrise condos and luxurious row houses are the most common types of real estate you will find in Pacific Heights. Although Presidio is just a short trip away from Pacific Heights, the neighborhood features two small parks of its own: Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza Park. Lafayette Park offers beautiful grassy hills, a playground, and an off-leash dog park, while Alta Plaza is perched even higher with most of the same amenities. When Pacific Heights residents are looking for a place to eat, they usually make their way to Fillmore Street. Notable local restaurants on Fillmore Street include: Palmer’s Tavern: Featuring daily happy hour specials, Palmer’s also offers a variety of delicious salads, entrees, and desserts. La Mediterranee: A quaint cafe perfect for those Middle-Eastern cuisine cravings. Salt & Straw: After a great meal for a day of exploring, locals love to stop by for unique ice cream flavors and handmade waffle cones. Fillmore Street is also a great place to enjoy a day of shopping and entertainment. Explore the amazing shoe boutique Superga San Francisco, then walk north to Mureta Antiques. After the shopping is done, catch a flick at the Landmark Clay Theatre, or visit Boom Boom Boom for a night of live funk, jazz and blues. Locals and tourists are often amazed at the variety of landmarks and attractions you can find in Pacific Heights. Enjoy a guided tour through the Haas-Lilienthal House, an excellent example of Victorian architecture, or check out the McElroy Octagon House on the second Sunday or second and fourth Thursday of every month. Lastly, the southeast corner of Presidio is less than two miles away, so there is always something fun to explore near the Pacific Heights neighborhood!